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The Oppens Featured at The New Yorker March 9, 2017: The New Yorker’s Miranda Popkey looks into the shared life of Mary and George Oppen, beginning with their decision in 1935 to turn away from their art practices in order to commit themselves to [...] by

Frances Richard’s 32nd-Annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture January 9, 2017: Lucky us: The Poetry Center Digital Archive at San Francisco State has posted video and audio of Frances Richard’s 32nd-annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture, entitled “The Mind’s [...] by

Jacket2 Publishes George Oppen’s Last Interview, with Paul Auster May 6, 2016: For this interview, Paul Auster hopped on a flight to San Francisco, where he recorded this conversation with Mary and George Oppen while seated at their kitchen table, in their house on Polk St. [...] by

Barry Schwabsky Reviews Wong May at Hyperallergic January 19, 2015: In the newest installment of “Weekend Reads” at Hyperallergic Barry Schwabsky reviews Wong May’s most recent collection of poems, Picasso’s Tears: Poems 1978-2013. The [...] by

Recombinatory Enumerations April 2, 2014: I was delighted, if a bit apprehensive, when invited to blog for Harriet during Poetry Month this April. I don’t really think of myself as a blogger. In fact, not at all. I’m a fairly slow [...] by

The Editors of Commune Editions at Jacket2: What Poetry is and Can Be January 7, 2014: The editors of Commune Editions (Joshua Clover, Jasper Bernes, and Juliana Spahr) contribute to Jacket2 in a new regular feature about poets and poetry in an age of revolutions. […] What is [...] by

On the Amazon, Renegade Activity, and the Futile April 5, 2013: I recently saw an Al Jazeera documentary about Ana Rafaela D’Amico, a 27-year-old Brazilian woman who directs an NGO trying to save one of the smallest but most threatened national parks in the [...] by

Why I Am Not a Nature Poet April 4, 2013: A few years ago I left Brooklyn, my home for almost fifteen years, and moved to the country in upstate New York. Accustomed to a small apartment and to being pressed up against by people and [...] by

Close-Reading Denise Levertov Through George Oppen (or Vice-Versa) October 25, 2012: Over at Jacket2: Why George Oppen quarreled with Denise Levertov, by Richard Swigg. Swigg notes that while Robert Duncan’s issue with Levertov was on the less fruitful side—”he [...] by

Shadow Boxers April 12, 2010: When I read Daisy Fried’s nerdy poet category, I thought of poets who are garrulous, who write conversational poems that careen off in one direction, then veer to investigate a side conversation, [...] by